Coronavirus Spanish pork industry continues to work

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Manuel Garcia commented on the circumstances surrounding the corona crisis and Spanish pork production.
Photo: Interporc
Manuel Garcia commented on the circumstances surrounding the corona crisis and Spanish pork production.

The President of the Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc), Manuel García, has assured that "the farms, transporters and industries of the pig sector will maintain their activity within the State of Alarm because our first commitment to the consumer is to assure their supply even in complicated situations".

"We are facing exceptional circumstances in which the men and women who work in the pig sector are aware that their role is of great importance in bringing meat and processed products to consumers to enable Spanish families to maintain their food routines," he continued.

The president of Interporc stated that "this is a great challenge for everyone, and all pig companies are implementing contingency plans to protect their workers, prevent risk situations by following the guidelines recommended by the health authorities and maintain activity in all links of the production chain".

He recalled the strategic importance of the pig sector in Spain, as it accounts for 39% of the final livestock production and 9.5% of industrial production in our country. The sector has 86,000 farms and more than 2,000 industries that produce more than 4.6 mill. t of meat and processed products.

Garcia has stressed that "Spanish pork products are those in greatest demand in the meat segment among Spanish consumers and form part of the regular family diet" and for this reason it is essential to maintain activity and supply retailers and large-scale distribution.

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